Annie Potts


Character: Charlotte's Mom

Annie Potts will soon return to series television in the highly anticipated ABC drama “GCB,” based on the book “Good Christian Bitches.” Her character on the show, Gigi, ranks among the many iconic female roles Potts has created, including Mary Jo Shively from “Designing Women.” Potts received an Emmy nomination for her work in “Love & War” and two Screen Actors Guild nominations for Lifetime’s “Any Day Now.” In addition, she has played recurring or guest-starring roles on such series as “Law & Order: SVU,” “Huff,” “Joan of Arcadia,” “Men in Trees,” “Ugly Betty,” “Two and a Half Men” and “Boston Legal.” Potts also starred in the Hallmark movie “Freshman Father,” and “Marry Me” and “Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story” for Lifetime. 

Potts has appeared in numerous feature films, including “Corvette Summer,” “King of the Gypsies,” “Ghostbusters” & “Ghostbusters II,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Who’s Harry Crumb?” and “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Additionally, she voiced the memorable Bo Peep in “Toy Story” & “Toy Story II.”

Potts made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award–winning comedy “God of Carnage,” replacing Tony nominee Hope Davis. She appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions, including “The Vagina Monologues,” “Diva,” “Love Letters,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “A Little Night Music,” “Cymbeline” and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Most recently, Potts received rave reviews for her performance in “Aftermath,” which received the Los Angeles Times Critics Choice Ovation Recommendation.

Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts received her Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Stephens College in Missouri, where she’s currently a visiting professor of drama and a dedicated board member.

Potts currently resides in Los Angeles.